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Woodhead Fire

Unit Information

Payette National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
500 N Mission St
McCall, ID 83638

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Incident Contacts

Council Ranger District
Phone: 208-253-0100
Hours: Mon-Fri 8AM-4:30PM

Weiser Ranger District Office
Phone: 208-549-4200
Hours: Mon-Fri 8AM-4:30PM

9.29 Woodhead Fire Morning Update

Woodhead Fire Wildfire
News – 9/29/2020

Woodhead Fire Morning Update

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Contact Fire Information: 208.207.7417 or
InciWeb: Follow: #WoodheadFire

A local Type 3 Incident Management Team took over the management of the Woodhead fire from the Great Basin Type 2 Incident Management Team #4 on September 29th, 2020 at 0700. Great Basin Team #4 would like to once again thank the local communities for their support during their time managing the fire.

Yesterday’s high temperatures were 16 degrees above average, and the warming and drying trend will continue through the week. Despite warmer temperatures; shorter days, light winds and higher relative humidity will help limit fire behavior.

Aviation continues to support the northwestern portion of the fire where the terrain is too steep for firefighters to access on the ground. Chipping also continued along portions of the northern end of the fire. Firefighters have completed building fireline in the Dukes Creek area and will now burn small areas to reduce fuel available in front of the main fire. On the west side of the fire perimeter, hand crews and engine crews continued to search for areas of heat and build fireline around them near Jenkins Creek and Calamity Meadows. On the south end, where the fire is contained, fire suppression crews will be repairing the fireline.

CLOSURES  – The Council-Cuprum Road is open for all through traffic. The Payette National Forest closure remains in effect but will be revised by October 1st. Road blocks are on Mill Creek, Ditch Creek, Wildhorse, and Crooked River Roads to remind travelers to stay on the Council-Cuprum Road. The Idaho Department of Lands asks that everyone stay out of the endowment lands west of Council for their safety until further notice. Although Highway 71 and adjacent county roads are open, the burned area remains closed for safety. Descriptions and maps of the closures are available at

MAPS – Daily maps are posted at  An animated map of the fire’s progression is also available at


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